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The Best Athletes Who Wore #51

Updated 28 Jan 2020 1.4k votes 81 voters 1.7k views50 items

List RulesOnly athletes who wore 51 for at least one professional season.

The best players to wear 51 as their jersey numbers are sprinkled across all major sports. It has been a popular jersey number for decades with success of athletes across the board. Iconic MLB players with number 51 jerseys include Randy Johnson, Ichiro Suzuki, and Bernie Williams, all Hall of Fame-level players whose career highlights are among the greatest moments in baseball history. 

Football stars have had success with the number as well with Dick Butkus, Ken Norton Jr., and Bryan Cox thriving with the number 51 in the NFL. Basketball and hockey aren’t too far behind with quite a few superstars rocking the number in NBA and NHL history. It's all proof that anyone who wears #51 has a major legacy to live up to.

So check out the list of famous athletes who wore 51 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 51.

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